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NHL Game Night: 4-25-13 Lightning at Bruins

Down to one more to go.

TB-0
BOS-2

Anders Lindback allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
04:22 BOS Seidenberg (3), (Marchand, Seguin)
13:31 BOS Paille (10), (Campbell, Thornton)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Again, I'm looking for effort and competitiveness in garbage time of the season. The Lightning outshot a very good Boston team 30-24 in the Bruins' barn. They knew they were in a game tonight, and the silver lining of the loss is the Lightning remain in 3rd most ping pong ball position.

Alex Killorn] had 4 shots and 1 hit in 14:30.

Richard Panik had 2 shots and 3 hits in 14:11.

Radko Gudas had 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:40.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie played 11:20.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

ECHL Playoff Game Night: 4-24-13

(4)Florida Everblades 4 vs. (1)Reading Royals 1
Quarterfinals: Florida leads the best-of-seven series 2-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 9 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 4-12-16, +7, 33 PIM

Florida took an early lead that Reading negated in the opening minutes of the middle frame but the Everblades converted two power play opportunities in a ten minute stretch spanning the second and third periods to pull ahead for good on the scoreboard. Florida later added an empty-netter. Everblades netminder Jesse Deckert, who has delivered uneven results against stiff competition following his prolific stint to close out the regular season, turned in a rock-solid performance, stopping 28 of 29 shots against. Deckert was especially strong during the final period of play when Reading managed a 13-5 shot advantage. Florida will have a chance to push the Eastern Conference's best regular season club to the brink of elimination in the friendly confines of German Arena come Friday night in Estero.

Official Recap | Box Score

Prospect of the Week: April 25, 2013

We continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Prospect of the Week for April 25 is … Tyler Johnson, C, Syracuse (AHL – USA).

Repeat.

For the second year in a row, a prospect in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization won the AHL’s Most Valuable Player Award as Tyler Johnson of the Syracuse Crunch was given the honor last week. Johnson follows Cory Conacher, last year's winner, as the second Bolt prospect to win the award. Conacher has since moved on to the Ottawa Senators organization via trade.

NHL Game Night: 4-24-13 Maple Leafs at Lightning

Louie Louie.

TOR-2
TB-5

Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the victory.

First Period
17:03 TOR Kessel (17), (Bozak)

Second Period
05:54 TB Stamkos (29), (Thompson, Carle)
15:48 TB St. Louis (14), (Thompson)
19:36 TOR Lupul (11), (MacArthur, Franson)

Third Period
03:13 TB Gudas (2), (Purcell, Stamkos)
13:08 TB St. Louis (15), (Aulie, Tyrell)
17:11 TB St. Louis (16), (Lecavalier)(EN)

Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, and Nate Thompson were the game's three stars. What a treat for the Lightning fans who stuck it out and went to the game to get to witness one of the franchise's greats posting a hatter, and how appropriate he polishes it off from an assist from #4. Hold onto nights like these, Lightning fans.

Luckily, the Lightning are still in third-most-ping-pong-balls position by 1 point, and you love to see W's. Strategically speaking, though, they'll be potentially shooting themselves in the foot if they win either of their last two games. Now, I'm not saying they should lay down, but I do think they need to consider giving a close-up inspection of the ice surface.

Alex Killorn was -2 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 16:33.

Richard Panik was -2 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 14:14. He will be on the way to Syracuse for the playoffs.

Radko Gudas was +2 and blew smoke past Reimer on the slap shot for his goal. 1 shot, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 15:35. He will be headed to Syracuse too.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie was +1 with 2 shots and 3 hits in 13:01.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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